Love Island set 'for major shake-up on launch night' as fans don't have long to wait for new series

Love Island is set for a big shake up this summer
Love Island is set for a 'big shake up' this summer -Credit:ITV

ITV2's Love Island is reportedly set for a major shake-up on its launch night, with the new series just weeks away. The popular dating show is due to return soon, and it's rumoured that there will be some big changes on the first night.

The show, which sees singletons enter the iconic villa in search of love, will be back on our screens on Wednesday 5 June and Maya Jama is set to return as host, giving fans their much-needed Love Island fix.

But it appears that ITV bosses are reportedly planning to take the launch up a notch as the show will celebrate its eleventh summer season when it returns to the Spanish island of Mallorca. According to The Sun, the launch night will see Love Island broadcast across ITV1, ITV2 and ITVX for the first time ever.

A source said: "ITV want to throw their weight behind Love Island and make sure it has a big, glitzy moment when the 11th series kicks off next month.

Love Island is set for a big shake up this summer
Love Island is set for a big shake up this summer -Credit:Jonathan Hordle/REX/Shutterstock

"Showing it across every channel means creating what they hope will be a big TV moment. It shows there is still a real commitment to the format even nine years on," they continued.

OK! have contacted ITV for comment.

Earlier this year, viewers were treated to Love Island: All Stars season, which saw previous contestants return to the South African villa for another shot at romance. However, with host Maya Jama filming thousands of miles away, it meant the Aftersun spin-off didn't air, reports the Mirror.

An ITV spokesperson clarified at the time: "Aftersun is not happening in its traditional form as Love Island: All Stars is a separate series to Love Island. Instead interviews will take place outside the Villa so it looks and feels different to the regular show."

Maya will be reportedly hosting Aftersun again this year
Maya will be reportedly hosting Aftersun again this year

Now, it appears that Maya will be jetting between the UK and Mallorca to fulfil her filming commitments, which will run for eight weeks, according to reports.

This comes after reports that Welsh rugby player Ciaran Davies is the first contestant to be signed up for the show, according to The Sun.

A source told the publication: "Ciaran caught the eye of Love Island bosses immediately. He's gorgeous with a fit athletic build that will send the girls in the villa wild, but he's also a sweet boy next door from Wales to boot."

They continued: "He's the kind of lad you could happily take home to your mum. He's been in talks with bosses for weeks and is set to jet out to the villa in Majorca in the coming week or so."